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28 January 2019


Trial periods and the ability for employers to dismiss employees 'at will' have been discussed by politicians and the media often in recent years. Trial periods are a tool that allows employees to demonstrate their skills and employers to assess the suitability of the employee for the role. Trial periods allow for dismissal without justification. However, the law is strict as to when they will be valid, and will be even more so once the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 comes into force on 6 May 2019. More ...



Cullen - The Employment Law Firm was one of the first eleven law firms in New Zealand approved to provide employment law services to Government and the public sector.

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